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10% BIXI discount for Dawson community

May 4th, 2021

Dawson aims to keep you healthy and simplify your urban journeys. In hopes of getting you to consider cycling as part of your daily routine, we are offering employees a free one-month membership to BIXI.

If BIXI is already your choice for simple, fun, healthy, efficient, environment-friendly and affordable transport, Dawson is offering you the chance to subscribe to BIXI at a reduced rate! You can get a 10% discount on a yearly or monthly BIXI pass.

For more info on biking to Dawson, check out:

Dawson’s bike gang launches web page

April 7th, 2021

Do you want to start your day doing something fun that will make you happier, help you work smarter and keep you healthier?

Bike to campus!

Some of your friendly bike enthusiasts have put together the resources to make your ride easy, comfortable and a great option now that the weather is getting warmer.

Check out the new Biking at Dawson web page.

Highlights are:

  • Bixi Promotions
    • A FREE one-month Bixi trial for employees OR
    • 10% off seasonal or monthly pass for students and employees
  • Guaranteed return home
  • Route finders
  • And many more tips to ride with confidence!

Free bike tune-up with Dawson’s bike gang

April 7th, 2021

Do not miss Richard Dugas at Earth Week on April 27 at 12 p.m. for a Bike Tune Up Workshop. You will learn about bike inspection, cleaning, lubrication and inflating tires.

That afternoon Richard will also be on campus (outside the Security entrance) between 3 -4 p.m. for a Bike Café Meetup. He will be offering spring riding tips and personalized troubleshooting. RSVP to bring your bike.

Come say hi and join the bike gang!

Join Dawson’s Bixi bike gang and get 10% off until May 31

April 7th, 2021

Bixi is offering 10% off to all Dawson students and employees who sign up for monthly or seasonal memberships before May 31. A season is only $89 for members of the Dawson community.

If you are not sure about signing up, Dawson will give you a free month of Bixi membership.

To get the promotional code for your 10% off Bixi or to receive a free month of Bixi courtesy of Dawson, contact Richard Dugas at

Spring courses at the Centre for Training and Development

March 23rd, 2021

Learn something new this spring at Dawson's CTD. Online courses in languages and technology are open for registration.

There are also some exciting new courses in development for this summer, be sure to check back.

Don't forget: courses at CTD are free for Dawson employees. Chat with reception ( for more details.

Last three days of Wellness Weeks

March 9th, 2021

Here is the schedule for the last week of Wellness Weeks: 1249 WEEK 4 2 Please also see ingredient list for Cook-along with Kaye Francis Cooking with KAYE on Wednesday, March 10 @12-1pm Click here to join!  and Material list to paint along with Melanie Matthews MelanieARTMaterials on Thursday, March 11 @ 12-1pm Click here…

Free & fun lunchtime activities until March 12

February 23rd, 2021

Make a lunch date for your own well-being and enjoyment. There are still 13 more days of free programming and activities offered exclusively to Dawson employees at lunchtime through the 1249 Club, a wellness project sponsored by Human Resources and the Sustainability Office with contributions from services and departments across the College. Two of the…

The 1249 Club is back!!!

February 9th, 2021

Did you know that it takes 12 female honey bees to travel 1249 kilometers together to produce 1 teaspoon of HONEY? Let’s get moving like the bees with 12 weekly wellness activities over 4 weeks including 9 live activities to connect and engage with the community!

Dawson’s Sustainability Office and Human Resources, with contributions from departments and services across the college, are excited to offer 4 weeks of wellness activities to all Dawson Employees!

  • February 15-March 12, 2021.
  • Activities hosted mostly by Dawson’s very own Faculty, Staff and Retirees!
  • Weekly Participation Prizes will be raffled 1249 swag, Dawson’s rooftop honey, gift cards to local shops and more!

Join the 1249 Employee Wellness Group on YAMMER through office 365 to participate in our weekly activities!

BEE a part of it!

Professionals & support staff can sign up for Sustainable Happiness

January 26th, 2021

Professionals and support staff, there is an opportunity to take the 24-hour Certificate in Sustainable Happiness (SH) Course this semester. The program will run Feb. 12 through April 9 on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Participants will be introduced to the concept of Sustainable Happiness and explore its implications, both personally and professionally. This is an experiential and applied certificate.

Key topics include: sustainability, connecting with Nature, positive psychology, well-being, happiness, and healthy/sustainable lifestyles. All participants must complete a project that benefits the well-being of themselves, others and/or the planet to obtain the certificate.

Some examples of successfully completed projects last semester were plant-based recipe books, yoga / meditation challenges, going on daily dates with Nature, 30 days of acts of kindness, plant giveaways, vertical gardens at home, family wellness and a zero waste challenge.

To express your interest or place your name on the waiting list, go to SH Wait List

For more information, go to

There is also a Certificate in SH course that will run Feb.15- April 12 for students.

Registration open for CTD courses- free for employees

December 15th, 2020

Registration is open for the winter session of non-credit courses at Dawson's Centre for Training & Development.

Choose from a wide variety of language, technology or personal development courses - all online.

Courses are reasonably priced for the general population and *free* for all Dawson employees (conditions apply).

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